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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 4, 2009 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

Here's a contemporary Taper Story. A great kid named Brian Porter is a very successful Taper today. He's probably about your age. You can catch his recordings of shows, usually within a couple-hundred-mile radius of Louisville, being seeded at bt-eTree from time to time. He looked me up a couple of months before our Reunion gig in Louisville last year.

Harry Bickel's place in Louisville - Dec 14, 2008 Reunion
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Tony Rice, Curtis Burch, Dan Crary, J.D. Crowe, John Cowan, Sam Bush

Brian was just like me, when I was a Taper. He was taking care of business, and getting "it" done. Brian shared his love of the music with me, and told me about his Taping of shows. He wanted me to provide him SBD feeds for all the music that was going to be played. This involved jamming at Bickel's place, a concert at Rudyard Kipling, and a Festival with a blockbuster concert.

Rudyard Kipling [club] - Louisville, KY Dec 14, 2008
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Dan Crary, Sam Bush, John Cowan, J. D. Crowe, Tony Rice [Curtis Burch is off-camera]

Brian was at the show at Rudyard Kipling. He Taped it — a pretty decent AUD. We smoked a joint outside after the show. We had a great time talking about GD. Brian is a huge DeadHead. This whole thing is Earl Powell's fault, since he helped my out with the contact info I was asking for on here 2 years ago. I contacted Bill Millet and John Jump after that, making sure it was okay w/ them for me to circulate Tapes of them. Then they started talking to each other after more than 30 years. Once I circulated some of my Tapes from the good-old Louisville days, Bill "created" this reunion thing from scratch. It eventually turned into a promoter's mismanaged flop. Many Festivarians were disappointed.

For the most part, once Arb and a few others here talked me into sharing some of my recordings from my live music Taper's collection, I was determined to circulate the most unique and fantastic live music I could share, while trying to be very considerate and protective of all the musicians. Not to mention, all of this was quite emotional for me.

The story ends with Brian, at my request, sending me the blockbuster track from his tapes of Dec 14, 2008. It features John Cowan's fanastic vocal power - at age 55 - singing this hugely impressive Newgrass Revival classic, Good Woman's Love. Thanks Brian! Here's Good Woman's Love from my SBD recording of Newgrass Revival in 1975.

Newgrass Revival - 1975
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Courtney Johnson, Curtis Burch, Sam Bush, John Cowan

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Poster: Misty Eastwood Date: Nov 5, 2009 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

Looks fun...here is Salem the meth-free Bear with some friend's, family, and his dad in the last photo. We all have fun too.

Dolly has her own bear! Isnt she cute?Salem with Jorma Kaukonen.Salem with Spencer BohrenSalem with Jack Cassidy
John Cowan BandSalem with Warren Haynes.Bellski!
Whew! I was pooped, so I took a little rest stop.Here I am with my Dad, Randy.


This post was modified by deadski on 2009-11-05 21:09:58

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 5, 2009 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

Nice pic of Bellski!

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Poster: Pete Bardo Date: Nov 5, 2009 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

Ok, from the top left to right:
Salem and Dolly Parton
Salem and Jorma Kaukonen
Salem and Spencer Bohren
Salem with Jack Cassidy (this one's my favorite)
Salem with John Cowan Band
Salem with Warren Haynes
Salem with Bellski
Salem at White Sands
Salem with Dad (that's me) at Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

For more fun with Salem see myspace.com/SalemTheBear and be his meth-free friend!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 5, 2009 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

Good bear doing good work; meth may be the most insidious drug of all.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 5, 2009 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

July 23, 2009

Sam Bush receives
2009 AMA Lifetime Achievement Award
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YouTube clip of Sam backstage after

Sam Bush receives State of Kentucky Honor - March, 2008
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Poster: bbbrew Date: Nov 5, 2009 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

Hey Monte, do you know if Sam Bush is related to bassist Roger Bush from the shortlived Kentucky Colonels?

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 5, 2009 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

never heard that before - Clarence White was brilliant w/ them
Clarence White's electric guitar playing on The Muleskinner album was incredible

inno - va - tion
Sam Bush, Ebo Walker & Courtney Johnson - Hamilton, Ontario 1973
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"brothers" - Sam and Curtis
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Béla Fleck
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Poster: bbbrew Date: Nov 5, 2009 9:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good taper interview - thanks Arb and Earl

Upon further investigation, no relation.

Ive been listening to recordings of KC at The Cabale Berkeley, Ca. and the Newport Folk Festival, which includes a fun intro by Jerry Garcia. Seems he was a big fan at the time.

Clarence White was incredible. Flatpickin inno-va-tor.

Thanks for all your efforts and sharing.





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